These Are The 10 Georgia Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2019


We used data and science to determine the cities in Georgia with the largest Asian population.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our second time ranking the cities in Georgia with the largest Asian population.

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Across most of America, the African American and Hispanic communities comprise “most of the minority”. We’re not totally sure that’s a term, but it’s an accurate reflection of the state of race in America.

Asians are a “minority of the minority”, generally.

But not everywhere.

There are now over 17 million people who identify as Asian living in America, making up 5.6% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Asian population in Georgia is 386,669 – at 3.8% of the total population of Georgia.

And, unlike African Americans that fall under one group in the Census, Asian Americans have many sub-groups — Chinese, Filipino, and Indian being the three largest sub-groups.

So, what how does the Asian population stratify across Georgia? Which cities and towns in Georgia have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Georgia with the largest Asian population in 2019:

  1. Morrow (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Clarkston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Johns Creek (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Duluth (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Lilburn (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Suwanee (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Alpharetta (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Dunwoody (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Doraville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Milton (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in Georgia had the largest Asian population?

Morrow took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Georgia for 2019. 35.23% of Morrow identify as Asian.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where Georgia ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Asian, check out the best places to live in Georgia or the most diverse places in Georgia.

How We Determined The Cities In Georgia With The Largest Asian Population For 2019

We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the census. So that’s where we went to get the breakdown of race across Georgia.

That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2013-2017 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Asian alone.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 119 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 35.2% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Asian population with a higher score being more Asian than a lower score. Morrow took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Adel was the least Asian city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Georgia ranked by population of Asian residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

Morrow, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,076
% Asian: 35.23%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,493
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.64%
More on Morrow: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Morrow is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. The population was 6,445 at the 2010 census, up from 4,882 in 2000. It is the home of Clayton State University.

Clarkston, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 12,702
% Asian: 29.6%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,760
Percent Change Since 2010: 402.67%
More on Clarkston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Johns Creek, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 83,397
% Asian: 26.64%
# Of Asian Residents: 22,220
Percent Change Since 2010: 48.65%
More on Johns Creek: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Johns Creek is a city located in Fulton County in the U.S. state of Georgia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 76,728. The city is a northeastern suburb of Atlanta. In 2017 Johns Creek ranked third on the USA TODAY list of “50 best cities to live in.”

Duluth, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 28,988
% Asian: 25.57%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,412
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.72%
More on Duluth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Duluth is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. It is a suburb of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, Duluth had a population of 26,600, and the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population to be 29,331 as of 2016.

Lilburn, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,559
% Asian: 19.56%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,457
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.5%
More on Lilburn: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Suwanee, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 18,655
% Asian: 18.99%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,542
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.78%
More on Suwanee: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Suwanee is a city in Gwinnett County in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,355; this had grown to an estimated 18,694 as of 2015. Suwanee was the practicing home of the Atlanta Falcons football team from 1979 to 2001 and was voted among the Top 10 Best Places to Live by Money in 2007. In 2012, Suwanee was rated by Kiplinger as the third best place in America for raising families, and in 2013, Suwanee was identified as one of the nation’s 10 Best Towns for Families by Family Circle magazine.

Alpharetta, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 63,929
% Asian: 17.46%
# Of Asian Residents: 11,161
Percent Change Since 2010: 66.33%
More on Alpharetta: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Alpharetta is a city located in north Fulton County, Georgia, United States and is a suburb of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, Alpharetta’s population was 57,551. The estimated population in 2014 was 63,038.

Dunwoody, GA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 48,857
% Asian: 14.76%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,210
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.62%
More on Dunwoody: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Dunwoody is a city located in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. It is a northern suburb of Atlanta. Dunwoody was incorporated as a city on December 1, 2008. As of 2015, the city has a population of 48,733, up from 46,267 in the 2010 Census.

Doraville, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,442
% Asian: 14.41%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,505
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.73%
More on Doraville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Doraville is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The municipality is northeast of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 8,330.

Milton, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 37,556
% Asian: 10.46%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,928
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.87%
More on Milton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Milton is a city and suburb in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. Incorporated on December 1, 2006, it was created out of the entire unincorporated northernmost part of northern Fulton County. It is an affluent community, with an average household income within the ZIP code 30004 of $99,412. As of the 2010 census, Milton’s population was 32,661, with an estimated population of 36,662 in 2014.

There You Have It – Asian Populations Across Georgia

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across Georgia according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Asian places in Georgia:

  1. Adel
  2. Fairburn
  3. Swainsboro

For more Georgia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Georgia

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Morrow 35.23% 7,076
2 Clarkston 29.6% 12,702
3 Johns Creek 26.64% 83,397
4 Duluth 25.57% 28,988
5 Lilburn 19.56% 12,559
6 Suwanee 18.99% 18,655
7 Alpharetta 17.46% 63,929
8 Dunwoody 14.76% 48,857
9 Doraville 14.41% 10,442
10 Milton 10.46% 37,556
11 Stockbridge 10.26% 28,117
12 Norcross 9.99% 16,474
13 Sugar Hill 9.37% 21,644
14 Chamblee 8.88% 28,433
15 Forest Park 8.4% 19,271
16 Fayetteville 8.0% 17,069
17 Smyrna 7.23% 55,467
18 Sandy Springs 6.54% 103,703
19 Cumming 6.15% 5,856
20 Braselton 5.67% 9,316
21 Peachtree City 5.65% 34,988
22 Loganville 5.54% 11,355
23 Riverdale 5.27% 15,931
24 Woodstock 5.26% 29,227
25 Lawrenceville 5.05% 29,287
26 Roswell 4.8% 94,239
27 Auburn 4.39% 7,316
28 Kennesaw 4.37% 33,433
29 Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance) 4.27% 122,292
30 Snellville 4.27% 19,521
31 Decatur 4.11% 22,022
32 Newnan 4.04% 36,792
33 Atlanta 4.0% 465,230
34 Warner Robins 3.92% 74,123
35 Centerville 3.86% 7,646
36 Villa Rica 3.66% 14,900
37 Pooler 3.57% 22,477
38 Lafayette 3.42% 7,136
39 Buford 3.38% 14,662
40 Marietta 3.18% 60,203
41 Jefferson 3.09% 10,259
42 Hinesville 3.01% 33,540
43 Rome 2.97% 36,029
44 Lagrange 2.93% 30,442
45 Acworth 2.86% 22,163
46 Douglasville 2.73% 32,768
47 Tyrone 2.58% 7,199
48 Gainesville 2.53% 37,291
49 Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government 2.53% 11,096
50 Dalton 2.49% 33,540
51 Columbus 2.37% 198,647
52 Garden City 2.37% 8,961
53 Richmond Hill 2.35% 11,766
54 Vidalia 2.27% 10,603
55 Tifton 2.22% 16,568
56 Savannah 2.17% 145,094
57 Dublin 2.15% 15,889
58 Eastman 2.05% 5,267
59 Cordele 2.03% 10,901
60 Waycross 1.98% 14,009
61 Winder 1.97% 15,403
62 Canton 1.96% 25,806
63 St. Marys 1.86% 17,787
64 Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government (Balance) 1.8% 196,899
65 Fort Oglethorpe 1.64% 9,690
66 Fort Valley 1.62% 8,790
67 Statesboro 1.62% 30,649
68 Calhoun 1.61% 16,133
69 Conyers 1.6% 15,803
70 Carrollton 1.59% 26,054
71 Flowery Branch 1.57% 6,801
72 Hapeville 1.57% 6,622
73 Valdosta 1.52% 56,036
74 Grovetown 1.49% 13,353
75 Dallas 1.47% 12,760
76 Covington 1.44% 13,728
77 Moultrie 1.41% 14,221
78 East Point 1.4% 35,380
79 Bremen 1.36% 6,228
80 Perry 1.36% 15,633
81 Brunswick 1.34% 15,919
82 Kingsland 1.33% 16,562
83 Hampton 1.31% 7,463
84 Milledgeville 1.2% 18,892
85 Mcdonough 1.08% 23,504
86 Dahlonega 1.05% 6,399
87 Stone Mountain 1.05% 6,209
88 Powder Springs 1.0% 14,765
89 Jesup 0.93% 9,899
90 Albany 0.92% 74,892
91 Holly Springs 0.91% 10,809
92 Americus 0.83% 15,839
93 Toccoa 0.67% 8,307
94 Camilla 0.66% 5,014
95 Commerce 0.55% 6,677
96 Sandersville 0.53% 5,671
97 Monroe 0.47% 13,298
98 Austell 0.46% 7,227
99 Bainbridge 0.43% 12,280
100 Cartersville 0.43% 20,235

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